said by DKS: said by elwoodblues:
Does Dalton increase taxes on booze in the name of "Social Responsibility".
Does Dalton curtail the hours of the LCBO to make it harder to get booze.
Does Dalton shut down the Wine Stores?
Nope. Those aren't on the radar. Sin taxes are a revenue matter, not a health matter. Moderation means developing a culture where binge drinking is strongly discouraged, among other things.
BUT DKS,you've hit the nail on the head, Moderation leads to less revenue, and thus has to be made up elsewhere.--
No, I didn't. Honest... I ran out of gas. I... I had a flat tire. I didn't have enough money for cab fare. My tux didn't come back from the cleaners. An old friend came in from out of town. Someone stole my car. There was an earthquake.......